Celebrating and Affirming Diversity in our Schools
Implications for Instruction in our Multicultural Schools

Fayetteville State University

The University Center for International Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cumberland County Schools have joined with Fayetteville State University to provide an indepth examination of issues in providing a multicultural education in our K12 schools. The conference will span two (2) days and will include faculty led discussions and teacher workshops.

Contact at UNC-CH:

Mr. Bogdan T. Leja, Outreach Director
223 E. Franklin St., CB#5145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5145
(919)962-0299 fax: (919)962-5375

Contact at FSU:

Dr. Masila Mutisya, Assistant Professor
Charles W. Chestnutt Library, FSU
(910)486-1231 fax: (910)486-1391

The conference aims are:

To build a solid foundation for the appreciation
of the diverse cultures represented on campus,
in our community and our schools by ensuring that these
cultures appropriately inform learning, instruction, and inquiry.

This project proposes:

To move toward a more multicultural approach to education
by infusing or integrating more multicultural content into the North Carolina
Standard Course of Study for Social Studies at all grade levels (K-12).
UCIS Building at UNC-CH
The Purpose of the International Studies Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is:

To integrate the university's diverse international programs and to foster new efforts to meet the growing needs for international education, research and service. The Center seeks to nurture interdisciplinary approaches to international studies, and to foster collaboration among researchers using different methodologies and modes of inquiry.

The outreach mission of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is to enhance international education in North Carolina schools and to increase the professional opportunities and resources available to K12 teachers.

UCIS has designed a program whereby UNC-CH faculty and staff come to your school to provide additional information and materials on topics preselected by you and tailored to your students' needs.

Program Committee

Dr. Valencia Fields, School of Education FSU
Dr. Enid Jones, School of Education FSU
Dr. Paris Jones, Associate Superintendent Cumberland County Schools
Dr. Wynton Hadley, School of Education FSU
Dr. Saundra Shorter, Dean School of Education FSU
Dr. Marlene Caston, School of Education FSU
Dr. Masila Mutisya, FSU Conference Program Director
Dr. Celia Dickerson, School of Education FSU
Dr. Dolores Dantzler-Wolfe, School fo Education FSU
Mr. Bogdan T. Leja, Director of Outreach UCIS at UNC-CH

Conference Date: June 14 and 15, 1996

FSU Conference Location: Chestnutt Library
J.C. Jones Board Room, Chestnutt Library

Conference Program

Day 1, Friday June 14

1:00 - 1:20

Overview of Conference

Remarks to Participants Dr.Saundra Shorter
Dean,School of Education FSU

University Outreach Activities in the K12 schools

Bogdan T. Leja

Director of Outreach,
University Center for International Studies at UNC-CH

1:20 - 2:45

Dimensions of Cultural Diversity: Conceptual Framework on Diversity in Education.

Dr. Masila Mutisya

Assistant Professor, FSU

Multicultural Training Manuals:

BSA Module
Module 2
BSA Train

2:45 - 3:00 Break, Refreshments

3:00 - 4:30

Teaching to Diversity: An International Perspective

Goals: To provide ideas on curriculum infusion for educating new immigrants.
To Provide Information on the impact of distance learning on students.
Mr. Terry Brown, Principal of Reid Ross Middle School

Dr. Xue Rong

Assistant Professor, UNC-CH School of Education

4:30 - 5:00 Closure: Announcements and Adjournment

5:00 - 6:30 Reception for Teachers and Guests

Day 2, Saturday June 15

9:00 - 9:10 Overview

9:10 - 10:00

Total Quality Management and Diversity

Dr. O. Felix Ayadi

Associate Professor,
School of Business and Economics

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:30

Parental Involvement in Education

From left:

Dr. Marlene Caston
Associate Profesor
School of Education, FSU

Dr. Valencia Fields
Assistant Professor
School of Education, FSU

11:30 - 12:15

Bi-Racial, Multiracial and The New Immigrants in Middle and Secondary Schools


Dr. Enid Jones
Assistant Professor, School of Education, FSU


Dr. Ruth Woods
Associate Professor, School of Education, FSU

12:15 - 2:00 Luncheon

Celebrating and Affirming Diversity in our Schools

Presiding: Dr. Wynton Hadley, School of Education, FSU
Main Speaker

Dr. Saundra Shorter

Dean, School of Education FSU

2:00 - 2:30 Wrap-up of Teacher Workshops

Dr. Masila Mutisya. Assistant Professor, FSU